Pellestrina Things to Do
After being destroyed in the 14th century following the " War of Chioggia ", Pellestrina Lido was rebuilt by four noble families who established themselves on the island dividing it into four quarters named after them and contributing to the rebirth of the island - San Pietro in Volta, Portosecco (an ancient port now silted up), and the cart tracks of San Antonio and Pellestrina.
The Ognissanti Church is the main church of Pellestrina. Achurch was known to be here as early as 1111 but this present building was reconstructed in 1864. It stands in a wide square not far from the promenade - the whiteness of it standing out against the pastel coloured houses around it.
Peocere - Mussel Fishing
On the way to and from Chioggia to Pellestrina by ferry you will surely see the"peocere", where mussels are grown. These are like supending fishing huts in the laguna. I was fascinating by these shanty looking huts and was clicking away with my camera during the ferry ride ;-)
Favorite thing: Pellestrina is situated in the most southern area of the Lido, separated by the Porto di Malamocco. A small, peaceful island just 11 km / 7 miles long separating the Adriatic seas from the Venetian Lagoon. We made a short stop off here on the way back from Chioggia - well you have to change from the ferry to a bus here so it was no problem.